Reconnecting With Texas Country

I admit that I love Texas. Always have. My wife and I just got back from a weekend in southeast Texas, complete with a stop in El Campo and then … Continue reading Reconnecting With Texas Country

The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

About 25 minutes into the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor, I realized the Linda Ronstadt documentary was on CNN — and I realized I wasn’t recording it. Football could … Continue reading The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

Ryan’s Playlist No. 4: How ‘The Git Up’ became a TikTok challenge + Houses, Bleachers, Aldous Harding, Mitski & Local Natives

I’m way behind on my blog playlists, and I’m not sure if that’s because of my schedule or because of a lack of good music I’m hearing. Maybe I’m out … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 4: How ‘The Git Up’ became a TikTok challenge + Houses, Bleachers, Aldous Harding, Mitski & Local Natives

Ryan’s Playlist No. 3: The Rise of Maren Morris + DMB that Needs a Re-listen + New John Prine!

We’re already four days into August, and I’ve failed to post my July music list. Egad! For those of you new to the blog, each month I Shazam everything that … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 3: The Rise of Maren Morris + DMB that Needs a Re-listen + New John Prine!

My Shazam! 10 songs I’m digging in January 2019

We hear great music everywhere these days. We hear it on TV, in movies, at the grocery store, restaurant and bar. And we have an app that will help us … Continue reading My Shazam! 10 songs I’m digging in January 2019

YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

Life as a YouTube creator has at least two parts: the creation and the participation. To grow a channel in 2018, one has to be as good a participator as … Continue reading YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!

These 12 songs would be on my all-time best, definitive, ultimate CD

I haven’t been able to run this week because of some heel pain, so I decided to revisit a blog project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time: … Continue reading These 12 songs would be on my all-time best, definitive, ultimate CD